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5 Things I Learned About Successful Startups From Steve Jobs

No one could have taught you more about starting a company than Steve Jobs, and I had the privilege and honor of working for him in the Macintosh …

One product could be GoPro's next billion dollar business

What's especially exciting about the drone business is that it could be massive from the first day GoPro launches the drone it's calling Karma.<p>It's tough to say exactly how big the drone business will be for GoPro, but we have some guides that show where it could go. In the past 12 months, GoPro …

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MySQL is a better NoSQL. When considering a NoSQL use case, such as key/value storage, MySQL makes more sense in terms of performance, ease of use, …

Databases

How WeWork became the most valuable startup in New York City

.<p>WeWork, which has raised $969 million in funding at a $10 billion valuation, is the 11th most valuable startup in the world.<p>But Neumann, who was born in Israel and moved to the US in 2001 after serving as a navy officer in the Israeli military, had an interesting venture before he launched …

Steve Jobs' reaction to this insult shows why he was such a great CEO

On stage at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference, Jobs was holding a rare Q&A with developers when one audience member stood up and lobbed an insult at Jobs.<p>"Mr. Jobs, you're a bright and influential man," he starts out with a flat tone. The audience laughs in the pause.<p>"Here it comes," Job …

Google's secret acquisition could change the way we use our smartphones

Google secretly acquired app streaming start-up Agawi last year, according to a new report from The Information on Thursday.<p>The Information described the acquisition as part of a larger strategy to push customers to use the mobile internet more — and thus lucrative Google services like Search — and …

Apps

3 Mistakes You Are Probably Making on Your First Startup, by Daniel Arroyo

You have a great vision about what your idea can become but it’s probably abstract and only you understand it. Your idea needs to be explained as a …

7 Minute Morning Routine For Better Health, Wealth, & Happiness

Looking to power up your day? Check out this 7 minute morning routine for better health, wealth, and happiness. Begin the day feeling great and be …

5 Powerful Books That Changed the Direction of My Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Quiz time: Can you name Newton's first law of motion?<p>No? (Don't feel bad, I had to look it up, too.)<p>Newton declared, "Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to …

What I think of the Apple Watch after using it for one week — and what people are getting wrong about it

I say this because people are lumping far too many expectations on to the Apple Watch, a product that's barely a week old and something few people have had a chance to use.<p>I let my boss try it the other day, and he launched into a tirade before the thing was even fastened to his wrist.<p>"Why do I …

Elon Musk Had a Deal to Sell Tesla to Google in 2013

<i>This story is excerpted and adapted from</i> Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future<i>, due out May 19 from Ecco, an imprint of</i> …

What Happens At AngelPad

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ashish Krishna is a co-founder and designer at Mammoth.</i><p>I’m in the car of my co-founder Karan Gupta driving to a brewery in San Francisco. I’m thinking we are all going to get drunk — really drunk. Wishful thinking. It’s past midnight, I’m sober as ever and I’m emailing angels, …

After reading ‘Becoming Steve Jobs,’ I still think Jobs was half genius, half jerk

The accepted narrative about Steve Jobs has been that he was half genius, half jerk.<p>But Rick Tetzeli and Brent Schlender, authors of the new biography “Becoming Steve Jobs,” argue that Jobs’ character is more multidimensional than that, and that Jobs indeed softened during his later years and …

Snapchat is quietly building a research team to do deep learning on images, videos

Snapchat, that well-funded Los Angeles startup providing a popular ephemeral-mobile-messaging app, has been slowly developing a research arm to run sophisticated algorithms on user data like images and videos, VentureBeat has learned.<p>Snapchat is especially interested in a trendy type of artificial …

Young People Need to Know Entrepreneurship Is Hard

How’s this for an entrepreneurship-education outcome: The proportion of high school students saying they’d like to start a business <i>declined</i> over the course of a summer program, according to research from New York University.<p>But that’s not a failure — not at all. I’ll explain.<p>Prior to the BizCamp …

The formula for the perfect Y Combinator startup pitch

Two and a half minutes. That’s how much time the influential tech incubator Y Combinator gives startup founders to deliver a perfectly crafted pitch to an auditorium packed with investors and journalists.<p>With a record 114 startups in its current class, Y Combinator split its startup demos into two …

Behind TaxiForSure’s sellout

<b>Mumbai:</b> Over the previous 18 hours, Raghu, as he is popularly known, had practiced the speech, playing the sentences over and over again in his head. …

India

Tim Cook On Apple’s Future: Everything Can Change Except Values

In an exclusive Q&A, the current CEO discusses the Watch, how Steve Jobs informs Apple’s future, and how Apple lives “outside the box.”<p>Fast Company: How does Steve Jobs’s legacy live on at Apple?<p><b>Tim Cook:</b> Steve felt that most people live in a small box. They think they can’t influence or change …

Twitter will die if it doesn’t fix its ‘noise’ problem, says early investor Gary Vaynerchuk

If Twitter fails to fix its “noise” problem, it doesn’t face a prosperous future — that’s according to entrepreneur and early Twitter investor Gary Vaynerchuk.<p>Speaking at the Guardian Changing Media Summit in London today, the “storytelling entrepreneur, video blogger, self-trained social media …

Facebook Introduces Free Friend-To-Friend Payments Through Messages

When you chat with friends about settling debts or splitting the bill, Facebook doesn’t want you to have to open another app like PayPal or Venmo to send them money. So today it unveiled a new payments feature for Facebook Messenger that lets you connect your Visa or Mastercard debit card and tap a …

The Steve Jobs You Didn’t Know: Kind, Patient, And Human

The untold story of Tim Cook’s friendship with Steve Jobs—and why Jobs wouldn’t let Cook try to save his life.<p>According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, he first learned about Steve’s need for a liver transplant in January 2009. By that time Steve wasn’t coming into the office at all, and Cook would visit …

This meditation app is seriously changing my life

I work in New York City, and like any typical New Yorker, my state of mind is endlessly fluctuating between sort of stressed out, and totally and completely stressed out. There are only two speeds.<p>I’ve found throughout my life that living that way, day to day, is not healthy. Stress-filled days …

7 kinds of business apps that would boost productivity if they were on mobile devices

Smartphones are the new de facto computing devices, so enabling employees to quickly complete key transactions from them can transform how effectively your business runs.<p>Mobile apps need to be simple, fast and capable of delivering the right information. Studies show that the average employee uses …

Wakie, The Social Alarm Clock That Lets You Wake Up Strangers, Finally Arrives On iOS

“Hey there, I’m just calling to wake you up,” I said a little awkwardly.<p>“Thanks. Where are you from?” replied a female voice with a thick Irish accent.<p>“The UK. You’re from Ireland, right?”<p>“How could you tell?” she said wryly.<p>“The flag at the top of the screen.”<p>It took 9 months to be approved, but, …

Why Marco Arment Built A Podcast App

Developer Marco Arment isn’t exactly a household name, but that could depend on your household. As a frequent podcaster and writer, he’s taken on a somewhat polarizing role as a commentator on the Apple developer ecosystem. As a developer, he was Tumblr’s first employee and went on to create the …

Why Eric Schmidt doesn’t know how Google works

Google is a great company — from its record $23 billion IPO in 2004 (at a time when Nasdaq was below 2000!) to its dominant mobile OS. My associates and I have such an admiration for Google that we built our latest web conferencing platform with Google’s technologies.<p>But we also know that Eric …

Facebook, Google, And Twitter’s War For App Install Ads

An unexpected consequence of our love of apps is that now there’s just too damn many of them. The app stores are overcrowded, leaving developers desperate for a way to get their games and utilities discovered. That is why the app install ad has become the lifeblood of the mobile platform …

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

Put these on your do-not-buy list.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and Emily Main and repurposed with permission from</i> Rodale News<i>.</i><p>What's the one food you refuse to eat? Peas? Tofu? Liver and onions? Whatever it is, it's probably because you don't like the way it tastes, not necessarily …

Nutrition

7 Ways to Shower Smarter

Find out the surprising missteps you've been making behind the curtain<p>You spend time showering every. Single. Day. So don't you think you should do it in the smartest way possible? We consulted experts to find out how you can make better use of the minutes you log behind the curtain to get softer …

Skin Care

12 Daily Habits of Super-Happy Couples

It really is the little things.<p>You know those couples who are so darn cute all the time? Those people who are so in love and just seem to have it all figured out? <i>What</i> is their secret? Well, it might be simpler than you think. We asked real women and relationship experts to share some of the daily …

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